Work experience 

We have a variety of different steps into work, ranging from NHS Cadets, Work Experience, Prince’s Trust and Step Into Work Programs with Joined up Careers Derbyshire.

Work Experience helps people prepare for professional study and their future career. It provides insight of what the job is really like, understanding of some of the demands and finding out if it is suited to them. It gives the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the values, attitudes and behaviours necessary to work in the NHS. 

More information can be found under the relevant sections and also on:

This is amazing! We need your support to offer these types of opportunities. It helps develop the future workforce and creates further relationships with our local communities. It can also help to develop and engage your staff. 

For more information, you can view our Work Experience spotlight PowerPoint presentation here.

Work experience 'Get Ready' DCHS & DHCFT placement offer

If you want to find out a bit more, you can read the Trust policy which can be found on the intranet.

You can also go to Work experience and Work-Related Learning activity | Health Education England.

How exciting! We are honoured you have selected our Trust to complete some work experience.  We are working in partnership with Joined Up Careers Derbyshire to offer this service. To find out what work experience opportunities we have, please go to the JUC ‘apply’ page:

Work Experience : Joined Up Care Derbyshire

If you are interested in a Virtual Work Experience offer, please go to: Springpod - Virtual Work Experience

You can also find more information about the Springpod here.

We wish you every success in your studies. Practice Placements are looked after by a different team. For any requests or information – please contact:


The Prince's Trust

The Prince’s Trust is an action-orientated charity, supporting young people particularly those who have been marginalised or are disengaged, to get into employment; education; or training, helping to build both confidence and skills.

One of the programs the Prince’s Trust offers is a placement with partnership employers within the Health and Social Care, designed to develop practical skills and knowledge to secure a job.

Our offer is for anyone who is aged 18-30, not in education, training or employment.

DCHS are offering a variety roles on a 4 week placement with the aim to give some insight and work experience.

This programme has the opportunity to change lives. The feedback we have from our previous participates has been amazing and all of them have mentioned how their confidence and self believe have grown.

See the attached Power Point for information about our March 2022 programme.

You can also view our current recruitment poster here.

Click here to read more from the Prince’s Trust Website.

Email: enquiries.h& or scan below to sign up.

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NHS ambassador

This is fantastic news. We love that you love what you do, and you will be the best person to inspire others! There are a variety of things you can support with, from telling us your career stories, which we can publish on our Intranet, to creating a ‘day in the life of video’. Or you can attend a school or recruitment fair and have a chat about what you do with potential applicants.  Don’t worry if you are shy, we will work with your strengths.

We won’t need lots of your time, a minimum of 1 hour per year can make a valuable contribution to growing our workforce. You would become one of our NHS Ambassadors.

The Wider workforce team is small so are unable to support every event we are asked to attend but with the support of NHS Ambassadors we will be able to support more people who are at the point of making career choices and job decisions by guiding them through the wide variety of roles within the NHS. You can find out more under the Ambassador section. Find more information from this PowerPoint presentation.

Yes. Anyone can be! The NHS Ambassadors programme encourages people working or studying in healthcare to volunteer one hour of their time per year to speak in schools and colleges about their roles or participate in careers events and activities. Please contact the Wider Workforce Team we will support you with your first steps to becoming an NHS Ambassador.

The programme aims to:

  • Attract the future healthcare workforce by getting young people interested in different roles and professions within the NHS
  • Develop the talent pool and ensure a skilled workforce in the future
  • Help young people make informed choices and consider the full range of roles and professions within the NHS, help to dispel myths and ensure young people have a realistic view of the world of work and the routes into it
  • Ensure the future workforce is representative of the communities it serves

Find out more here.

To register to become an NHS Ambassador, please fill out the following form.


We have a variety of different steps into work, ranging from NHS Cadets, Work Experience, Prince’s Trust and Step Into Work Programs with Joined up Careers Derbyshire. More information can be found under the relevant sections and also on Joined Up Careers Derbyshire Website.

For Applicants for the Step into Work Programme – E : or M: 07534 679648